Poland plans to re-approach Aston Villa defender Matty Cash for the next round of World Cup qualifiers as the British-born fullback qualifies to represent the country through his mother
- Matty Cash will be contacted by Poland ahead of next month’s qualifiers
- He was reluctant to commit because he still has hopes of playing for England
- But Gareth Southgate has an embarrassment of wealth as a right-back
Aston Villa defender Matty Cash will be approached by Poland for the next round of the World Cup qualifiers.
The full-back, who has been eligible through family on his mother’s side, has been on the Poles’ radar for a while but is hesitant to commit as he still hopes to be elected by England.
But they are planning further talks with the 24-year-old’s representatives ahead of next month’s games against San Marino and Albania.
Aston Villa defender Matty Cash (above) will be approached by Poland
Cash has impressed since joining Villa from Nottingham Forest in 2020, but plays in a particularly competitive position: Trent Alexander-Arnold struggles to settle under England boss Gareth Southgate, with Kyle Walker, Reece James and Kieran Trippier leading the way him in line.
Poland is in the English qualifying group for Qatar 2022 and the teams drew 1-1 in Warsaw earlier this month.
In an interview last year, Cash said, “My mother is actually half Polish and speaks the language fluently. There has been contact with my agent about playing for Poland and that is something I would look into.’
Cash was reluctant to commit to Poland as he still hopes to be elected by England